Month of firsts

Well, I can’t believe I actually hit my Camp NaNoWriMo goal in July. Granted I had to cheat and adjust my initial 20,000-word editing goal down to 15,000, but that was fully justified, methinks, given that my little one arrived 8 days earlier than his due date. So yay! My first Camp NaNo participation and win, and with that, I've made decent headway into the first editing round of Bride Behind the Mask.

As of yesterday, I have also survived my first month as a first-time mum. I wouldn’t have thought it possible back in the first week, but somehow, things feel even tougher now than they were weeks ago.

I guess back then, I had a little hope that there would be an end to all the cluster feeding, and that I could start seeing some longer stretches of night sleep. Indeed, I enjoyed 3-4 hour overnight stretches for a few days, and now it’s gone down to 2-hourly wakings like clockwork, and the baby is a little eating machine whose appetite is off the charts. *yawn*

The small achievement I will celebrate, however, is that I’ve now made it through the first day of the hubby returning to work after his month of paternity leave. Phew.

Really can’t wait until I get to enjoy a little more time to myself during the days though. When can I stop being a milk cow 24/7?

First Novel: Bride Behind the Mask

This month marks one of my greatest personal accomplishments in 2020 with the completion of my first ever novel: Bride Behind the Mask.

It is something I started years ago and never actually thought I could ever finish until I put my foot down earlier this year and told myself I must do it.

What is astounding is the 550K+ reads on it as of today! And still, nothing beats the feeling of completing a novel-length project for the first time.

There is still much editing and polishing to do but you know what they say:

You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.

Jodi Picoult

So now, there’s a new romance story based in a historical fantasy world, at 80,000+ words, filled with love, humour and political intrigue — free to read for all who might be interested!

Available on my Wattpad @wildx22 🙂

Now to keep writing more!